Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mdubs, Jan 1, 2016.
Same if i could get a 3E (Barrie).
Leatherfoot has em.
Leffot and Hanger Project also have them.
Really? Thanks that was easy.
Good to know as a backup if my local shop is out.
I agree with the others: commando
I do not use deer bone and do not particularly care about creasing. Just to give an alternative view...
Absolutely ridiculous boots! Amazing find. Thanks for sharing them with us and I love that they're out in the wild!
Nice! Which makeup is this? I'm in the market for a king WT boot on commando. Idc so much what last. Barrie or Plaza is fine. How do you like these? Are they a dress boot or an everyday type boot for you?
1. Leffot is awesome. 2. Great boots! Thanks for sharing some shots. I can't wait for the similar boot I'm waiting on from Yenni at B+M! You wear them well... enjoy. 3. Leffot is awesome.
100x this. If you have a narrow heel and low in-step (I do as well), I've found this last is a challenge. I wear a 10C/D TTS. In the Barrie last, 9.5C works well on shoes or boots I plan to wear with dress socks. A 9.5D is fine when I'm getting a commando sole and boot socks are the plan. In Plaza, I go 10C or 10D with the same logic in mind. The Grant last, however, I have in 10D and even with thick boot socks it feels a little sloppy on the fit from the heel to the ball but mostly in the waist of the shoe. The toe box is perfect. I haven't tried a 10C but I'm afraid that with thick boot socks it will be too close in the toe. The Grant last may just not be for me. I have two boots on it that I love and still wear them, but I will go with literally any other last moving forward. That isn't meant to discount the Grant last - I'm bummed because in my opinion it's the nicest aesthetically. It seems to me the trick is the combo last. On a C-width Barrie, I'm actually using an A-width heel. Or B-width heel on a D-width. Maybe @mdubs has some sizing advice on non-combo lasts. Chris
This is more of a shoe care question, but I wanted the opinion/perspective of folks here. The topic is brushing.
I brush my shoes before and after wearing them. Before wearing to bring up the luster a bit and after to ensure there isn't any dirt/etc. that is going to sit on the shoe and stain it or leech the leather. I think the 30 seconds or so of light brushing I'm doing around them is fine unless someone has insight.
But brushing leather like CXL and shell is often recommended as the primary care - wipe with a wet cloth and brush. For how long? Are we talking 5 minutes? More? Is there such a thing as too much brushing? Any particular technique? (I'm brushing with light pressure about 1/4 to 1/3 of the way into the bristles).
Thanks in advance!
NRO is doing one of its $200 gift card for $100 deals. Is it still a risk to try to buy with them or will they ultimately deliver your order eventually?
I wish I wasn't so damn anal with my stuff so that I would not care about shoe creases, scratches on my watches and door dings etc. Makes it harder to enjoy stuff. It's been my goal to care less about that stuff.
I've let it go more out of stress and lack of time to be honest. Nothing against the more meticulous approach - I just can't do it anymore and wanted to chime in on behalf of this view!
I kind of shoot the gap - I take the best care of my old BMW, my shoes, etc. as I can, and I enjoy the process of detailing my car and caring for my shoes. But the world is a random place - stuff happens. Cars are meant to be driven, shoes are meant to be worn and that is going to take a toll. Enjoy the ride.
I have one, it works well. I use it on occasion if I want a pair to look the best they can, I enjoy the process. But I quite like the worn in look, and no matter how perfect I can condition and deer bone and the like, all the creases come right back as soon as I step onto the street which is not a bad thing.
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